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Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan

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Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is a Pakistani politician who had been the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab from 2008 to May 2018. He had been a Member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2008 to May 2018. He has served as acting Governor of Punjab numerous times between 2008 and 2015.

Early life and education
Khan was born on 20 April 1945 in Karnal district, India to Phool Muhammad Khan.

He received his early education from Bhai Pheru (now Phool Nagar). He graduated from Govt. Islamia College Civil Lines in 1968 from where he obtained a degree of Bachelor of Arts. He received the degree of Bachelor of Laws from University of the Punjab in 1971.

Khan is an advocate by profession. He served as Secretary of the Chunian Tehsil Bar Association from 1975 to 1976.

Political career
Khan began his political career as Chairman of the Union Council, Phool Nagar from 1979 to 1983. He remained Vice Chairman of District Council, Kasur from 1983 to 1987 and as Chairman District Council Kasur from 1987 to 1993.

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) from Constituency PP-149 (Kasur) in Pakistani general election, 1993. He received 31,457 votes and defeated Malik Mehr Din, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (J) (PML-J).

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-149 (Kasur) in Pakistani general election, 1997. He received 35,049 votes and defeated a candidate of PML-J. During his tenure as Member of Punjab Assembly, he served as Provincial Minister of Punjab for Livestock and Dairy Development. He also remained Provincial Minister of Punjab for Forest, Wildlife, Fisheries and Tourism between 1997 and 1999.

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as an independent candidate from Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X) in Pakistani general election, 2002 but was unsuccessful. He received 20488 votes and lost the seat to Rana Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) (PML-Q).

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X) in Pakistani general election, 2008. He received 27,689 votes and defeated Rana Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, a candidate of PML-Q. In April 2008, he was elected as the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab where he continued to serve until 2013.

In October 2008, he became acting Governor of Punjab. In 2011, he became acting Governor of Punjab following the assassination of Salman Taseer.

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as a candidate of PML-N from Constituency PP-184 (Kasur-X) in Pakistani general election, 2013. In June 2013, he was re-elected as the Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab after securing 297 votes.

In 2015, Khan was appointed as acting Governor of Punjab following the resignation of Mohammad Sarwar.

In November 2017, he became the first speaker of the Punjab Assembly to serve two complete the assemblies full term from 2008 to 2018 and also became the longest-serving speaker of the Punjab Assembly for having in the office for more than nine years, consecutively.

On 16 August 2018, he was replaced by Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as speaker of the Punjab Assembly.
 
 
 
 
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